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LG will offer 15-inch OLED display this year

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2009 23:19 User comments (8)

LG will offer 15-inch OLED display this year At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LG Electronics is showing off an ultra-thin 15-inch Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display. The screen measures just 0.85mm thick, less than half the thickness of similar display that the company plans to ship later on this year.
The 15-inch 2.5-mm thick screen will be released in the second half of 2009, according to LG Electronics USA. Young Su Kim, an engineer at LG Electronics USA, said that the OLED screens have much more vibrant color and use less power than the competing technology.

Lower power consumption is achieved as OLED screens do not use a backlight like LCD, which also makes them thinner. The organic material in OLED displays emits its own light.

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8 user comments

19.1.2009 23:41

Do i wanna see the price tag?

29.1.2009 23:44

probably not ;-) I didn't find it at source.

310.1.2009 0:59

Can you image how much a 65 inch screen will run you when they figure out how to mass produce it. The only other oled screen, which was a tv, I have seen for sale was 11 inches, cost $2500 usd and was made by $ony.

410.1.2009 1:15

I wanna get a nice big OLED screen to replace an ancient 1080i Projection TV because they're much better then Plasma and LCD tvs, right? But they're taking so long to come out... I don't want to buy any LCD or Plasma TV and then feel like I wasted my money a couple years later...

510.1.2009 10:42

It will be at least 5 years before we see a consumer priced decent size OLED TV. If you are in the market for a TV now I would go ahead and get one... Years later when it is time to upgrade, look at an OLED.

611.1.2009 17:57

why oled? i mean if you spill even a drop of water it is runied, plus onin its RGB spectrum, blue lasts significantly shorter than red or green. Do we REALLy need this?

718.1.2009 22:08
zorb43
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Originally posted by Leningrad:
why oled? i mean if you spill even a drop of water it is runied, plus onin its RGB spectrum, blue lasts significantly shorter than red or green. Do we REALLy need this?
So what you are telling us is that if yo open a can of coke near the T.V. and a drop sprays on the screen that the T.V. is permanantly ruined ?

820.1.2009 12:04

It is great to have upcomming technology to drive down the prices of the existing technologies.

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